Thursday, September 23, 2010

Global scenario of microbes, infections, antibiotics and resistance - By Dr. A.J. Tamhankar

-XF-73 A promising new drug that kills superbugs within 5 minutes. (The Money times)-Antibiotic Resistance: Implications for Global Health and Novel Intervention Strategies- Workshop Summary
-Sexual Health Charity FPA Warns Of Rising STIs And Poor Sexual Health In The Over 50s At Launch Of Their The Middle-age Spread Campaign
-Brook Launches New Sexual Health Campaign For Young People
-Safeguarding Soldiers From Infectious Diseases
-Seagulls Carrying And Spreading Highly Drug-Resistant Superbug Bacteria
-New Microfluidic Chip For Discriminating Bacteria
-Groundbreaking Discovery Shows Rapid Evolution Of Bacterial Genomes Over The Course Of A Single Chronic Infection
-First Theoretical Description Of Bacterial System To Silence Viral Genes
-The National Institutes of Health has awarded a three-year, $1.1 million grant to develop a technology for studying the link between human health and disease and the microorganisms that reside in or on the human body.
-TAU Develops Next Generation Of Antibiotics To Combat Drug-Resistant "Superbugs"
-Study Shows Repeated Antibiotic Use Alters Gut's Composition Of Beneficial Microbes
-Tetraphase Demonstrates That Novel Antibiotic, TP-434, Is Effective Against Gram-Negative Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens In Preclinical Studies

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Global scenario of microbes, infections, antibiotics and resistance - By Dr. A.J. Tamhankar

-`The Global Need for Effective Antibiotics – moving towards concerted action`; proceedings now available - ReAct
-Drug-resistant KPC-Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenamase- 'superbugs' hit 35 states of USA.
-Antibiotic resistance fight 'must include' poor nations
-European Union Council adopts its position on patient's rights in cross-border healthcare
-Antibacterial Resistance Found in Non-Disease-Causing Bacteria, Could Serve as an Early Warning of Drug Resistance (APUA)
-Worldwide diversity of Klebsiella pneumoniae that produce beta-lactamase blaKPC-2 gene. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Sep;16(9):1349-56.
-A matched prospective cohort study on Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli bloodstream infections: Extended perspectives beyond resistance. Am J Infect Control. 2010 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print]
-Microbe carries minimalism to extremes (Nature)
-Sex in microbes and virulance - Although the mechanisms used by bacterial and fungal species to promote genetic exchange are distinct, recent studies have uncovered surprising parallels between sex pheromone signaling in these species

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